The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced its first Pioneer Award recipient, David Crane, one of the most successful designers of entertainment software.
"Weird Al" Yankovic signed a production deal with Cartoon Network that includes a live-action feature film, he announced on his blog, according to COMINGSOON.NET.
LATINO REVIEW is reporting that Sam Washington is a frontrunner to play Dracula in Universal's DRACULA YEAR ZERO.
20th Century Fox has not given up plans on rebooting the PLANET OF THE APES franchise, despite reports the project was killed, VULTURE reports.
Liberty Media is looking to reduce its financial obligations to Starz Media, which includes Overture, so the division's leaders are now exploring a buyout of the unit, VARIETY reports.
DEADLINE.COM is reporting that 20th Century Fox came out on top in a bidding war to distribute Robert Rodriguez's next film. MACHETE is expanded on the fake trailer that was created for Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse collaboration.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES is reporting that Lionsgate has acquired domestic distribution rights to BURIED.
Olatunde Osunsanmi (THE FOURTH KIND) has signed on to direct THE COMMUTER and is also set to write and direct ZERO-G, VARIETY reports.
Disney Channel and Disney XD tapped former Universal Cable executive Nikki Reed for VP of original series, a newly created position, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
James Marsden has signed on to star opposite Russell Brand in I HOP, a live-action/CG-animated comedy, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Kevin Falls (JOURNEYMAN) is writing the TV pilot for Sony's adaptation of POWERS at FX, PREMIUMHOLLYWOOD.COM reports.
ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, director, producer and one of pop culture’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will host the 37th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA.
Martin Scorsese is in negotiations to direct a big screen adaptation of THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET for GK Films, reports VARIETY.
STARGATE ATLANTIS actor Jason Momoa has been cast as the title character in the CONAN redux, reports VARIETY.
Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker have each received eight nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has hired former Mandate exec Tendo Nagenda as vp of production, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Summit Entertainment is jointly developing and producing a TV series based on PUSH with E1 Entertainment, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Jonathan Levine (THE WACKNESS, ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE) has been tapped to write and direct an adaptation of Isaac Marion's zombie romance novel WARM BODIES, according to VARIETY.
According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S HEAT VISION BLOG, D.J. Caruso (EAGLE EYE, DISTURBIA) has landed a deal to direct I AM NUMBER FOUR.
Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.